Good morning, Quilters!
It’s Tuesday…time for another FREE, free motion quilt tutorial!
From the moment this pattern appeared on my sketchbook, I knew it would be one of my favorites.
And, yes…it did appear as if by magic. Serendipity happens sometimes when one doodles aimlessly-–
Another reason for YOU to doodle frequently!
Today’s pattern would look great in the background of any quilt. It is modern, but sophisticated enough to be included in the most formal of quilts.
Begin stitching in the corner of the quilt–along a border.
Begin by stitching a spiral
Stitch around the spiral and take two straight stitches along the border.
Spiral around as many times as you would like. Make some of the spirals large and some small-this makes the pattern more interesting to “read”.
Next, begin stitching another spiral by sweeping away from the first motif.
Stitch around the new spiral…whenever you reach the first spiral, take two stitches–parallel to the first spiral and stitch back around…the outer rotations will not be full circles…
Continue adding new spirals…
An entire background could be filled with just the connected spirals. Gorgeous!
To add a little “daisy” to our “dizzy”….add the petals from The Happy Blossom Free Motion Quilt Tutorial
Then add more spirals…
In not time at all, you’ll be “Dizzy with Daisies” and your quilt will be complete!
I think this is my new favorite….
But then again, I say that every week…
I’ve stitched so many Dizzy Daisies…I feel faint…I think I’ll take a little nap…THEN I’ll go clean the house?!
PS…This tutorial was stitched on Robert Kaufman Kona cotton fabric using Aurifil 28/2 cotton thread on top and Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread in the bobbin on my Bernina 820 without a stitch regulator using a Schmetz 90 Topstitch needle. The batting is Tuscany Silk–new for me, I’m giving it a whirl and a twirl and spin….I’ll let you know what I think.
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